2005 Ford Taurus needs steering fluid

2005 Ford Taurus

2005 Ford Taurus

Dear Doctor: I have a 2005 Ford Taurus and its power steering dipstick indicates that it could use some additional fluid. I have an old bottle of power steering fluid that indicates it meets Ford specification M2C128C&D. The owner’s manual specifies Ford “Mercon.”   Can I use the old bottle of fluid without causing a problem? Michael

Dear Michael: Ford power steering pumps do have some issues, from making noises to actual pump failure. I would not add anything other than what is recommended by the manufacturer on any fluid change or top off. I would recommend using a turkey baste and suck out the old power steering fluid and refill it with the correct fluid. ~ Junior Damato, Ask the Auto Doctor, Motor Matters



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